Holy cash cow! Chris O'Donnell will play (for a reported $4
million) a law yer defending his racist grandfather (Gene
Hackman) in John Grisham's The Chamber. Then it's back to the
Batcave next summer for his follow-up outing as Robin. Boy
Signing Ex-es: Bette Midler and Diane Keaton have signed on to The First Wives Club. The comedy, which begins filming in New York this fall, is about not-so-gay divorcées who take revenge on their ex-husbands after they run off with younger women.
Days of Roth: Yes, that's Tim Roth you've spotted skulking about New York's mean streets. He's currently shooting the tentatively titled Gasoline Alley, playing an ex-con trying to stay straight after moving in with his brother (James Russo). Accent patrol alert: The British Roth is once again going American.